Wildy logo
(020) 7242 5778
enquiries@wildy.com

Wildy’s Book News

Book News cover photo

Vol 21 No 10 Oct/Nov 2016

Book of the Month

Cover of Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims

Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims

Price: £99.95

Pupillage & Student Offers

Special Discounts for Pupils, Newly Called & Students

Read More ...


Secondhand & Out of Print

Browse Secondhand Online

Read More...


Strategic Legal Writing


ISBN13: 9780521703437
Published: April 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Paperback
Price: £23.99



Low stock.

Many legal writing texts emphasize how one writes; this book is unique because it also focuses on why one writes. Every chapter challenges the reader to write to achieve a strategic objective. Each assignment has been carefully considered by the authors, and fully vetted to simulate the decision-making involved in the preparation of important legal writing, whether in a general counsel's office, a law office, a government attorney's office, or a judge's chambers. Simply put, the authors' approach is that effective legal writing does not exist in a vacuum. This book provides practical assignments that teach the student that the best legal writing is not an end in itself, but a means to a larger strategic objective.

  • The use of legal writing as a means to achieve larger strategic objectives
  • Short, practical assignments that are similar to those a young lawyer is likely to encounter
  • Fact patterns that have been carefully crafted and fully vetted to allow for strategic choices about the most effective way to write

Subjects:
Drafting and Legal Writing
Contents:
1. Prayer at the athletic banquet
2. How to draft a complaint
3. Terminating Professor Melton
4. How to draft a motion
5. Mr. Blaustein’s gift
6. How to respond to a motion
7. Counseling Dean Covelli
8. How to draft a judicial opinion
9. Advising Professor Melton
10. How to draft a motion for summary judgment.